May 26, 2017 / 5:00 PM / in a year

G7 has 'controversial' debate on climate change: Merkel

TAORMINA, Italy (Reuters) - Group of Seven leaders had a “controversial” debate on climate change, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters on Friday, with U.S. President Donald Trump urged by everyone at the table to back the Paris Accords.

U.S. President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel pose during a family phto at the Greek Theatre during a G7 summit in Taormina, Sicily, Italy, May 26, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Earlier, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said Trump was still considering the matter, but added that he believed Washington would in the end honor its commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions under the 2015 Paris Agreement.

Reporting by Andreas Rinke, Writing by Crispian Balmer

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